Aoife O’Donovan Shares Olga Bell Remix of “B61” / Tour with Hiss Golden Messenger Begins August 12

Article Contributed by Yep Roc Records | Published on Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Today, Aoife O’Donovan shares the Olga Bell Remix of “B61,” a track from her recently released and critically acclaimed album, Age of Apathy. Listen/share here.
“I met Olga while we were both students at New England Conservatory in the early 2000s,” says O’Donovan. “We have worked together a few times, most memorably the Colorado Music Festival in 2014, where we sang as a trio with My Brightest Diamond. I’ve always been taken with Olga's capacity for intense creativity, which is on full display here in this remix. I love her utterly unique take on this song.”
Added Olga Bell: “I’ve been in awe of Aoife and her music since we were in school together at NEC, nearly 20 (?!) years ago. Her brilliant vocals are at the helm of this remix, both in their untouched, original form, and also pitched down, introducing a compelling dimension of ambiguity and fluidity to the subject and pronouns of Aoife’s lyrics.”
On August 12, O’Donovan will embark on a tour with Hiss Golden Messenger, followed by appearances at the Philadelphia Folk Festival, Freshgrass Music Festival and just-announced Northwest tour dates with Maya de Vitry beginning September 18. A full list of tour dates is below and tickets are on sale here.
Produced by fellow GRAMMY-winner Joe Henry (Bonnie Raitt, Rhiannon Giddens), Age Of Apathy was recorded through a unique residency with Full Sail University in Winter Park, FL. Working both on-site at their studio with GRAMMY-nominated engineer Darren Schneider while collaborating entirely remotely with Henry, the result is a singular work that synthesizes O’Donovan’s peerless melodic construction and literary ambition into a statement on self-determination and the need to create your own purpose.

Aoife O’Donovan Tour Dates

August 12 – Levitt Pavilion – Westport, CT*
August 13 – Pavilion At Point Of The Bluff – Hammondsport, NY*
August 15 – The Listening Lawn – Grand Rapids, MI*
August 16 – Hi-Fi Annex – Indianapolis, IN*
August 18 – Cain Park Evans Amphitheater – Cleveland Heights, OH*
August 19 – The Ark – Ann Arbor, MI*
August 20 – Chautauqua Amphitheater – Chautauqua, NY*
August 21 – Philadelphia Folk Festival – Philadelphia, PA
August 23 – Infinity Music Hall – Hartford, CT*
August 24 – White Eagle Hall – Jersey City, NJ*
August 26 – Beach Road Weekend – Martha’s Vineyard, MA
August 27 – Lowell Summer Music Series – Lowell, MA*
September 24 – FreshGrass Festival – North Adams, MA
September 28 – Polaris Hall – Portland, OR ^
September 29 – Tractor Tavern – Seattle, WA ^
October 1 – Laxson Auditorium – Chico, WA ^
October 28 – Musikhuset København – Copenhagen, CK**
October 31 – Junction 2 – Cambridge, UK**
November 1 – St. Paul’s Church – Birmingham, UK**
November 2 – Barbican Milton Court Concert Hall – London, UK**
November 3 – St. Thomas Church – Bristol, UK**
November 5 – Takeroot Festival – Groningen, NL
November 7 – Tivolivredenburg (Cloud 9) – Utrecht, NL**
November 8 – Handelsbeurs – Ghent, BE**
*with Hiss Golden Messenger
^with Maya de Vitry
**with Donovan Woods